Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Belgium
abbaye-des-rocs.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
472
Reviews:
345
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
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45
Gots:
30
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Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilcuse44
4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional, not what i expected given the name. Tastes like a quad to me.

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Photo of RMentair
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 06/02/2016.

A: Dark brown pour with an enormous frothy and fizzy light brown head. Top-notch head retention but not even a sliver of lacing. Tons and tons of floaties and chunks.

S: Heavy heavy dark fruits and brown sugar. Light cloves but mostly it's the maltiness.

T: Big bold breadiness up front. Decently hoppy too, grassy I think? Light on the dark fruits with some mild raisin in the middle. More breadiness into the finish. Light grassy aftertaste.

M: Smooth and heavy.

O: Not a bad BSDA. Not a fan of the floaties but I'm over it. Big bready notes primarily with a touch of hops. Pretty decent but nothing astounding.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sellen
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grinky
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - reddish mahogany color with tan head. Lots and lots of sediment floating around in this one.

Smell - toffee, nutmeg, raisin, clove, honey

Taste - raisin, nutmeg, toffee, yeast, clove, honey

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, higher level of carbonation, moderate sweetness, spice from the Belgian yeast

Overall - decent Belgian ale worth a try for fans of the style. The only drawback of this experience was the unsightly yeast suspension.

Price point- $10.95/750 ML bottle

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gutbuster
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Treacle and molasses in aroma, with crabapple, pear, floral hops, spruce, banana, and clove adding complexity.

Flavor is a bit dulled, in comparison. Caramel malt dominates. Peach skin, pear, and tart apple accent, but fade to toasted nuts in the lightly dry and fairly hot finish.

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Photo of beerza269
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought this beer in the discount bin at the corner liquor store. Never heard of it,but how can you pass up Belgian triple. Threw it in the fridge opened it the next day. First thought was. What the. Lots of stuff suspended in my glass. Tastes great, smells like fresh baked squaw bread. Had to look this one up,going by the label it seems to be a 2004. Glad I got both bottles. I'm hoping the stuff is yeast. Going to try to harvest it,to make a starter. Cheers

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Photo of Matonika
3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

The sight of this beer is not pretty the floaters of sediment are pretty off putting. I understand that sediment is normal in beers like this. But this sediment stayed in suspension in does not settle. The mouth feel is similar to that of that weird chicken fat skin that forms on chicken soup. So you feel the chunks. I suppose if it was strained it would be better even if it were to sacrafice the carbonation.
Smell is boozy and raisny, when it really warmed up it smelled of wet dog.
Taste is syrup sweet but not cloying. Malt driven and big taste raisins and dried fruit. It paired awesome with a aged white cheddar.
Overall I paid 4 bucks for a 750ml bottle so it was worth it. Next time I would strain it through a metal tea strainer.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hallertau
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of DebraMehlman
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
4.17 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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